Prospective Students: Graduate School of Economics


There is no difference between international students and local students after the enrollment and both students are evaluated under the same criteria. In General, students are expected to have proficiency in Japanese equivalent to or above the N1 level of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. UTIPE program, on the other hand, offers language flexibility by allowing students to pursue a Master's and doctoral degree in English in the field of Studies of Contemporary Economy.
The Graduate School of Economics widely open active exchange programs with many of the top schools in the world. Those who are interested must visit the attached web site and check if your home university has an exchange agreement with us. Currently, this is the best and the only choice to take part in the classes as an Auditor but you will have enormous opportunities to study in depth in an exciting and challenging research environment located in one of the dynamic and livable cities in Asia.

Hope you find the most appropriate field of your interest in this Graduate School of Economics and make a good start to your career.

 

I. Admission Procedure - Graduate School of Economics

  • Master's Program
    The Graduate School of Economics has been one of the leading institutions in both academic research and education in economics. The Department has produced a number of successful graduates who are active in academics, business and public sector. The school is divided into five departments: Economic Theory (including Statistics), Studies of Contemporary Economy, Management, Economic History, and Finance. Regardless of the departments, student who achieved a Master's degree should be awarded a Master of Economics. The standard duration of this program is two years.

    The entrance exam is held once a year at the Hongo Campus of UTokyo. Applicants should order application forms which are available at the beginning of May and submit them to the admission office by the deadline. Please visit Prospective Students page (Japanese version only) for details and follow the procedures accordingly.

    Applicants should obtain visas by themselves prior to the exams. Please note UTokyo does not assist in applying for visa on coming to take exams.

    Master's programs require proficiency in Japanese equivalent to or above the N1 level of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. There is one exception set in UTIPE program, an International Program in Economics designed for English speakers, which is introduced hereinafter.

  • The Doctoral Program
    The Doctoral program is opened to those who wish to pursue further studies in the field offered in the Master's program. The standard duration of this program is three years. The program is open to students who hold Master’s degrees or equivalent but it should be noted that only a few highly qualified students are admitted every year from outside of UTokyo due to the fact that our faculty encourages students to initiate advanced study at UTokyo starting from a Master's program then proceeding to a doctoral with cultivating 5 years of continuous education.

    The entrance exams are held in late February every year at the Hongo Campus of UTokyo. Applicants should order application forms which are available in the early November and submit them to the admission office by the deadline. Please visit Prospective Students page (Japanese version only) for details and follow the procedures accordingly.

    Applicants should obtain visas by themselves prior to the exams. Please note UTokyo does not offer invitation letters to students abroad for the Visa application purposes.

    As is the case of with Master's programs, Doctoral programs also require proficiency in Japanese equivalent to the N1 level or above of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. There is one exception set in UTIPE program, an International Program in Economics designed for English speakers, which is introduced hereinafter.

  • International Program in Economics (UTIPE) - for Master's & Doctoral Programs
    UTIPE offers a mathematics-oriented two-year master's program (since April 2010) and a three-year doctoral program (since April 2012). It is best suited to students who wish to conduct research by using Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and/or Econometrics as research methods. It is currently the only program in the Graduate School of Economics to pursue a degree in English and hence Japanese language ability is not required. Please read through UTIPE's site for more details.

    UTIPE exams are special entrance examination for international students. Therefore, the application procedures and selection criteria are quite unique compared with the general exams so that applicants should be well aware of the distinguished characters of UTIPE.

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For further information, please contact the followings in writing:

  • Enrollment in Master's program, Doctoral program, or International Research Student Program:
    Graduate Office of the Graduate School of Economics
    The University of Tokyo
    7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN

  • Alternatively, you may contact by e-mail at advisefs at e.u-tokyo.ac.jp regarding to studying in the Faculty/the Graduate School of Economics as an international student.

 

II. Other Information

International Students currently in the Graduate School of Economics (as of October 2020)

Master’s Program: 121 students
China (115), Taiwan (2), Vietnam (1), Canada (1), France (1), U.K.(1)


Doctoral Program: 14 students
China (11), Korea (1), Taiwan (1), Thailand (1)